Exciting After-School Activities You Have to Try This Year

As a parent, you are constantly performing a balancing act of finding after-school activities that are exciting AND educational. It’s a difficult task, but you can do it! When you’re looking for an activity that’s fun, healthy and promotes learning, try out one of these activities.

Create Healthy and Silly Snack Art

When your child rushes through the door after a long day at school, one of the first things they’ll want is a delicious snack. Instead of simply handing them a granola bar and calling it a day, make an activity out of it.

Image credit: Pinterest

Image credit: Pinterest


You can create a variety of art projects/landscapes/images with snacks. Who knew that combining snack time and play time could be so much fun? Use one of these recipes from Meet the Dubiens for inspiration!

Bubbles + The Rainbow = Awesome After-School Fun

What if we told you that your child could play with the rainbow? It’s true. And all you need is a bit of dish soap and liquid watercolors. If your child enjoys sensory activities, colors, or just playing around, this activity is absolutely perfect for them. Plus, creating the masterpiece is just as easy! Use these instructions to get started.

Image credit: Fun At Home With Kids

Image credit: Fun At Home With Kids

Make an Indoor Obstacle Course

Imagine that it’s a rainy day after-school and all your kids want to do is run around and play outside. With a little inspiration and some household items, you can create your own one-of-a-kind indoor obstacle course! You can use items from your house such as:


  • Chairs
  • Bean Bags
  • Laundry Baskets
  • Buckets
  • Couch Cushions
  • Sporting Equipment
  • And More


Be sure to set rules and parameters for your obstacle course so the little ones don’t go too crazy! If you need a bit of help creating your indoor obstacle course, use these tips from the blog of Melissa & Doug!


Throw a Dance Party!

Sometimes you just have to dance it out! Dancing promotes healthy physical activity and is just down right fun. Throw on their favorite playlist and dance the afternoon away.


You can make a game out of it by playing musical chairs, freeze dance, and more!


Tag-Team Story

Shhh! This after-school activity is educational too!


To create a tag-team story, follow these simple rules:


  1. You can start the story however you want! Start by saying a sentence.
  2. Once you have finished your sentence, your child can add their own sentence.
  3. Continue the back and forth process and watch the creative, imaginative story unfold!


Do You Have a Favorite After-School Activity?

If you have an awesome after-school activity to share, let us know in the comments section below!




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